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Lakers vs. Nuggets, Game 1

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who finished with a game-high 31 points, is fouled by Nuggets point guard Andre Miller in the fourth quarter Sunday afternoon at Staples Center during Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers center Andrew Bynum, who had a triple-double with 10 points, 13 rebounds and franchise playoff-record 10 blocked shots, dunks in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Nuggets on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant high-fives center Andrew Bynum after one of his 10 blocked shots against the Nuggets on Sunday afternoon during Game 1 of the playoffs at Staples Center.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers power forward Jordan Hill tries to cut off a drive by Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson during Game 1 on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers point guard Steve Blake and power forward Jordan Hill turn their attention to a loose ball in the second half of Game 1 against the Nuggets on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers center Andrew Bynum snags a rebound from Nuggets center Kosta Koufos during Game 1 of their playoff series on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant tumbles over a cameraman after chasing down a loose ball in the second half of Game 1 on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers center Andrew Bynum swats a shot by Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari in the second half of Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers power forward Pau Gasol blocks a shot by Nuggets power forward Al Harrington in the second half Sunday afternoon during Game 1 at Staples Center.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant hangs onto the ball while Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari goes for the steal during play in Game 1 on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers power forward Jordan Hill tips in a rebound over Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari in the second half Sunday afternoon during Game 1 at Staples Center.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant tries to protect the ball from the reach of Nuggets forward Corey Brewer in the first half on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant tries to control the ball as he falls to the court in the first half of Game 1 against the Nuggets on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers point guard Steve Blake takes off in transition after teammate Matt Barnes (catching his balance) blocked a shot by Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) in the first half Sunday afternoon at Staples Center(Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times)
Lakers center Andrew Bynum dunks over Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo in the second half of Game 1 in their playoff series on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers power forward Pau Gasol finishes off a dunk against Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried in the second half of Game 1 on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant makes a pass around the defense of Nuggets power forward Al Harrington in the second half of their playoff opener on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Power forwards Pau Gasol of the Lakers and Al Harrington of the Nuggets look to recover a loose ball in the second half Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers power forward Pau Gasol is too late to prevent Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari from scoring on a layup in the first half Sunday afternoon at Staples Center(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers center Andrew Bynum attempts to block a layup by Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried during Game 1 of the playoffs on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers power forward Pau Gasol fouls Nuggets center JaVale McGee, who was trying to dunk in the first half Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant spins past Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo for a layup in the first half Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried gets down the lane for a layup against Lakers big men Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol in the first half Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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